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The best London properties Advice and insight from our agents Dates for the diary Your guide to W1, London’s most prestigious postcode
TA K I N G FLIGH T
Actress Emily Taaffe tells us how a very personal new writing project has allowed her to spread her wings, career-wise
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CONTENTS Emily Taaffe: our striking cover star on pastures new
37 H OT L I ST
What to see and where to go this month
40 I NT E RV I E W
Emily Taaffe talks about her first foray into writing, with her new short film Little Bird
45 LUST L I ST
Forget socks, Daddy deserves better
47 ST Y L E & WE L LB E IN G
Superhero capes, super-luxe new sportswear and simply superb holiday lashes
51 FO O D & DR IN K
There are fabulous foodie treats aplenty during London Food Month
57 T R AV E L
Discover a new side to Denmark, plus the world’s best spa retreats and an Ibizan idyll
60 I NT E R I O R S
Inspiring architecture: how memory plays a role in our built environment
64 AT H O M E W ITH
Nakul Sharma opens the doors to his bright and quirky South Hampstead home
71 ACC E SS ALL A R E AS
Trawler Trash: celebrating sustainable fish in all of their glory. p52
We make merry in Mayfair, London’s most prestigious of postcodes
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News, views, tidbits of property gossip, plus the pick of the market’s new homes
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Glass ceiling: something old, something new at this Highgate home. p62
Celebrating the Capital Festivities are afoot, with The London Festival of Architecture and London Food Month both taking place this month. Plus, on a smaller scale, there’s Proms at St. Jude’s and Hampstead Summer Festival. Want to know what’s going on? You’ll find the lowdown on all of these events and much more in this issue. And while we’re on the subject of celebrations, now would be a good time to remind you that Father’s Day is just around the corner. If you haven’t given gifts any thought yet, fear not, we’ve picked out some things we think dear old Dad will appreciate, and not a sock in sight. Our interview this month is with Emily Taaffe, who you’ll probably recognise from various stage and screen roles, but she’s excited to tell us about her first writing project, a very personal piece. And, of course, there’s the usual property news and views from our agents. Until next month…
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MOUNT VERNON HOUSE HAMPSTEAD VILLAGE NW3 FREEHOLD ÂŁ16,950,000 SOLE AGENT
A rare opportunity to acquire a unique and important Grade II Listed detached family home situated in the heart of Hampstead Village. Comprising 673sq m/7,254sq ft, the property is presented in excellent decorative order throughout and is discreetly located, occupying an elevated position, affording views across London from the upper floors. In addition, the house features an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and a linked double volume studio/reception room and benefits from gardens to three sides, a double garage and secure off street parking for several cars.
ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom suite comprising bedroom, dressing room & bathroom, 5 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms (1 en-suite), 2 further shower rooms (en-suite), studio/ reception room, dining room, formal study/ piano room, reception room, kitchen/ breakfast room, family room, media room, secondary study, guest cloakroom, partial air conditioning, indoor swimming pool with shower/changing room, gymnasium, utility room, plant room, landscaped gardens & terracing, double garage, secure off street parking for an additional 4 cars.
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020 7402 9494 16 Park Road, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SH Facsimile: 020 7724 7055 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newly refurbished, Ambassadorial, detached, family home Winnington Road, London, N2 A newly refurbished, Ambassadorial, detached, double-fronted, red brick family home set back on Winnington Road, one of most desirable residential addresses in the area. Set on 0.65 acres, approached via a sweeping drive, Westwood’s elegant entrance reveals living space of grand proportions with accommodation including six bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and six spacious reception rooms, a swimming pool and gym, separate staff quarters, glass lift, secure underground garaging for at least six cars and an exceptionally large family garden. 6 Bedrooms • 8 Bathrooms • 6 Reception Rooms • Kitchen • Parking • 2 Terraces • 6 Car Garage • Lift • Swimming Pool • Gym.
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Four bedroom flat with views of Regents Park Northgate, St John’s Wood, NW8 With fantastic front facing views on the third floor towards Regents Park is this spacious four bedroom, three bathroom family apartment, providing excellent entertaining space with two very generously sized front facing reception rooms. Northgate is one of the most prestigious sought after blocks in St John's Wood and is moments from the high street, with all its shops, restaurants and coffee bars. St John's Wood Underground station (Jubilee line) is just a short walk away. 4 Bedrooms including a Stunning Master Bedroom Suite • 3 Bathrooms • Guest Cloakroom • 2 Front Facing Reception Rooms • Kitchen Utility Room • Large Entrance Hallway • 24 Hour Porterage • Off Street Parking on first come first served basis
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NUTLEY TERR ACE HAMPSTEAD NW3
In the ownership of the same family for over 60 years, this charming four/five bedroom Victorian house now comes to the market for the first time in two generations. Whereas it is in need of modernisation, the house offers a rare opportunity to redevelop this unique property, in line with the planning consent granted to extend and remodel the existing 2,373 sq ft, to create a substantial three storey detached family home of some 7,779 sq ft, which blends period charm with contemporary flair. The house is offered with a particularly beautiful, mature and well stocked 138' south facing lawn garden which has been lovingly maintained by the owners, as well as secure, gated off street parking for two/three cars.
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Guide Price ÂŁ5,000,000
Glenmore Road, Belsize Park NW3 Guide Price Â£4,250,000 5
A deceptively spacious and extended (3,544 sq ft / 329 sq m) five bedroom, four bathroom mid terraced period house offered in immaculate order throughout.
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THE PROPERTY IS FINISHED TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD AND HAS A LARGE MASTER SUITE INCLUDING DRESSING ROOM AREA
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FOUR/FIVE BEDROOM DUPLEX APARTMENT THREE BATHROOMS 2400 SQ FT OF LIVING SPACE DOUBLE FRONTED RED BRICK VICTORIAN PROPERTY ROOF TERRACE & PRIVATE REAR GARDEN HIGH CEILINGS SHARE OF FREEHOLD PRIVATE PARKING FOR TWO CARS GARAGE
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Â£2,400,000 Hampstead Sales t: 020 7794 1151 e: email@example.com
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WILLIFIELD WAY, NW11 ÂŁ1,695,000 A superb Grade II listed semi-detached house built in 1909 and designed by C M Crickmer.
Semi-Detached: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: Lounge: Dining Room: Kitchen/Breakfast Room: Cloakroom: The house has been refurbished to a high standard by the present owner with Garage: Off-Street Parking: Rear Garden EPC Rating F the accommodation arranged over three levels comprising two reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, three bedrooms on the first floor and a wonderful main bedroom suite (currently used as a reception room) with open plan bathroom. The property has the advantage of being a short walk to the ample amenities of Temple Fortune, off-street parking and a single garage. Viewing is highly recommended.
FOR SALE BY ORDER OF THE LPA RECEIVERS STORMONT ROAD N6 A double fronted, seven/eight bedroom, detached house spanning 9,240 sq ft (858.37 sq m) over four storeys with a 122â€™ west facing garden set behind a carriage drive and electronically operated gates. Please note that this property is now unfurnished and the photographs displayed are not an accurate likeness of how the house presents today. The house is located within 50m of the rolling green acres of Kenwood. Highgate Underground station is approximately 1250m away and East Finchley Underground station is within 1,500m. Additionally the house is very convenient for all of the main London Airports. Entrance Hall, Double Drawing Room, Kitchen, Family Room, Dining Room, Study, Leisure Floor with Cinema Room, Bar, Gym, Indoor Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, Wine Cellar, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En Suite, 7 to 8 Further Bedrooms, 5 Further En Suites, 5 Further WCs, West Facing Landscaped Garden, Garage, Carriage Driveway behind Electric Gates, EPC Rating C. FREEHOLD
PRICE ON APPLICATION JOINT SOLE AGENTS
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D A R T M O U T H PA R K NW5 £3,300,000 JOint agent
an imposing bay fronted four storey end of terrace victorian house, approached via an elevated raised ground floor entrance in this key position in the Conservation area. this substantial house (circa 3,400 sq ft) is arranged over four generous floors with wonderful high ceilinged reception rooms to the raised ground floor, retaining ornate period detailing and with a dual aspect. alongside the heath at parliament hill, and an easy stroll to the charming street cafes on swains lane with highgate village just beyond. energy Rating e. 020 7284 0101 nw5@B-R.CO.UK
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THE HOCROFTS NW2 £3,650,000 SOlE AGENT
An ambassadorial style double fronted detached house with an impressive frontage located within the highly regarded The Hocrofts. The generous family orientated accommodation (4593 sq ft) is arranged over three floors and provides elegant, grand entertaining areas, spacious bedrooms and a flexible top floor. The property benefits further from a garage and off street parking alongside a stunning double plot landscaped rear garden and a beautifully manicured garden to the front.
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020 7435 9822 NW3@B-R.CO.UK
ABBEY GARDENS, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 33 1984 - 2017
A well presented, Grade II listed, family house (2,431 sq ft/ 226 sq m) located in this popular tree lined road. Arranged over 4 floors, the house retains many period features whilst offering flexible accommodation. Features include a 28’ formal reception room, 4/5 bedrooms and a 45’ rear garden. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • RECEPTION ROOM • LIVING ROOM • KITCHEN/DINING AREA • TV AREA • STUDY • FAMILY ROOM/BEDROOM 5 • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE DRESSING AREA AND BATHROOM • 3 FURTHER BEDROOMS • SHOWER ROOM • LAUNDRY ROOM • CENTRAL HEATING • FRONT AND REAR GARDENS • RESIDENTS’ PARKING • WITHIN EASY REACH OF ST JOHN’S WOOD UNDERGROUND STATION AND LOCAL BUS STOPS • EPC=D.
HAMILTON HOUSE, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A beautifully presented and modern 2 bedroom apartment of approximately 975 sq ft/ 90 sq m with a large terrace located on the 2nd floor of this popular development. The flat benefits from uniformed porterage, an allocated underground parking space and the use of leafy, manicured, communal gardens lying to the rear of the building. Hamilton Hall is a modern block situated on Hall Road at the junction of Grove End Road, within walking distance of the excellent shops, restaurants and amenities of St John’s Wood High Street and Underground station (Jubilee line). Lord’s Cricket Ground together with the verdant wide open spaces of Regent’s Park are within close proximity.
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ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • RECEPTION ROOM • FITTED KITCHEN • 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • SHOWER ROOM • LIFT • ENTRY PHONE • BALCONY • EPC=C. LEASEHOLD
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REGENT’S PARK OFFICE 213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park London NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARK VILLAGE WEST LONDON, NW1
PRICE ON APPLICATION LEASEHOLD / JOINT SOLE AGENTS
This stunning Grade II* listed detached villa, is available for sale for the first time in 40 years. The charming property is surrounded from all sides by its own sweeping gardens, giving a distinctive country and quintessentially English feel. The property comprises six bedrooms, four reception rooms and three bathrooms. Park Village West can be found on the eastern side of Regent’s Park. Regent’s Park itself offers a wide range of recreational facilities, including the Zoological Gardens, the open air theatre, Queen Mary’s Gardens, the boating lake and tennis courts.
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MARYLEBONE OFFICE 6 Paddington Street Marylebone London W1U 5QG T: 020 7224 4994 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEVONSHIRE PLACE MARYLEBONE, W1
£1,995,000 LEASEHOLD / SOLE AGENT
A tastefully refurbished, two bedroom third floor flat (with lift) situated within this attractive Georgian house conversion located in the heart of Marylebone Village. The apartment comprises two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a reception room and a separate kitchen. Devonshire Place is well positioned for the amenities of the West End as well as being situated within close proximity of Marylebone High Street and Regent’s Park. EPC=C.
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Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood NW8 Newly renovated six bedroom house for sale in St John's Wood A beautfiul Grade II listed Georgian house located on the favoured Eastern side of Hamilton Terrace in one of St John's Wood's finest roads. 6 bedrooms (5 with en suite bathrooms), further bedroom/dressing room, kitchen, reception room, study, dining room, gym, media/games room, garden and 2 WC's. EPC: E. Approximately 486 sq m (5,231 sq ft). Freehold
KnightFrank.co.uk/stjohnswood email@example.com 020 3641 6107
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West Heath Road, Hampstead NW3 Imposing double-fronted detached 6 bedroom house Offered for sale is this exceptional family house well situated within 200m of West Heath. The house is offered in good decorative condition and the principal accommodation is arranged over three floors comprising 6 double bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms.The house benefits from a carriage drive behind gates and there is a self-contained 1 bed office/flat with parking, rear garden and large terrace. EPC: D. Approximately 433.5 sq m (4,666 sq ft). Freehold
Guide price: £5,450,000
KnightFrank.co.uk/Hampstead Hampstead@knightfrank.com 020 8022 3328
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1 AN ELEGANT FIVE BEDROOM PERIOD HOUSE SITUATED IN LITTLE VENICE clifton villas, little venice, w9 Double reception room ø kitchen ø dining room ø 5 bedrooms ø further bedroom/study ø 3 bathrooms ø cloakroom ø utility room ø 238.9 sq m (2,571 sq ft) ø EPC=D
Savills Maida Vale & Little Venice Rupal Patel firstname.lastname@example.org
Guide £4.15 million Freehold
020 3425 5613
1 HANDSOME PERIOD HOUSE WITH BEAUTIFUL SOUTH-FACING GARDEN oakhill avenue, hampstead, nw3 Reception hall ø reception room ø dining room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 6 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 dressing rooms ø garden ø double garage & off-street parking ø 527 sq m (5,673 sq ft) ø EPC=D
Savills Hampstead Peter Brookes email@example.com
020 7472 5036
Guide £6 million Freehold
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Approached via a private road, this 4 bedroom house is set over 2 floors & benefits from a lovely private roof terrace. The property is located within close proximity to the open acres of Hampstead Heath & Golders Hill Park. Sole Agent. EPC rating D
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Little Venice W9
Located off Formosa Street in central Little Venice is this beautifully refurbished 3 bedroom family house set in a charming cobbled mews. Carefully refurbished by the current owners, accommodation comprises a large & bright 1st floor reception room, well-equipped modern kitchen, galleried dining room, master bedroom with en suite & its own garage. EPC rating E
020 7286 4632
REGENTâ€™S PARK NW1
FORMING PART OF THIS STUNNING STUCCO FRONTED NASH TERRACE IS THIS CHARMING LOW BUILT FOUR BEDROOM, THREE BATHROOM HOUSE (332 SQ M/3,467 SQ FT), MAINLY ARRANGED OVER TWO FLOORS.
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The house is in good decorative condition throughout and offers spacious and well planned accommodation, with the further benefit of a garage and storerooms. The house is located on the Outer Circle and offers a fine view over Regent’s Park from the reception room. Regent’s Park underground station and the amenities of Marylebone High Street and St John’s Wood High Street are nearby. N.B. The front patio is not demised. EPC Rating E.
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A beautifully remodelled and extended 4664 sq ft house on Harman Drive, The Hocrofts, Hampstead, NW3 occupying a substantial plot set behind gates in this quiet sought after location. A wonderful family home with 5 bedroom suites, a 33 ft kitchen, reception room, family room, study, double garage and 78 ft rear garden. Energy Efficiency Rating - F26
Hampstead 020 7435 4404
An exceptional, lateral, semi-detached Victorian house on Chesterford Gardens, Hampstead, NW3 with fantastic, well-proportioned accommodation that extends to some 5077 sq ft and features a mature 86 ft landscaped garden. This incredible house was totally refurbished and extended by the existing owners and itâ€™s perfectly set out designed to maximise light throughout. Energy Efficiency Rating - E52
Hampstead 020 7435 4404
HILLSIDE CLOSE ST JOHNâ€™S WOOD NW8 Discreetly located in this private gated development an opportunity to purchase a unique two storey detached family home presented in immaculate decorative condition. The house offers flexible and lateral accommodation, with French doors leading out to a magnificent and secluded landscaped rear garden with seating and BBQ area. Other benefits include off street parking for three cars, large separate utility room and a private patio ideal for outdoor entertaining. Hillside Close is quietly situated within 0.5 miles of the amenities of Maida Vale, Regents Canal and Lords Cricket Ground and 1.4 miles of St Johnâ€™s Wood High Street.
A contemporar y two storey detached family house situated within a gated private development ACCOMMODATION: Master bedroom suite with dressing room & en suite bathroom, Second bedroom suite with en suite bathroom, Two further bedrooms, Family bathroom, Guest WC, Family room, Reception room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility room, Driveway with space for three cars, Landscaped garden, Private patio, 245 Sq m (2,642 Sq ft) PRICE: £5,295,000 JOINT SOLE AGENTS
St John’s Wood office
020 7586 7001
103-104 St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 6PL email@example.com winkworth.co.uk/st-johns-wood
IMPERIAL COURT REGENT’S PARK NW8 A SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM APARTMENT OVERLOOKING REGENT’S PARK This Imperial Court apartment offers a large, bright open plan dining room and reception room making fantastic space for entertaining friends and family at any time of the day. Set on the fourth floor, the apartment boasts uninterrupted views of Regent’s Park which can be enjoyed from the large terrace off the living room. Accommodation: Reception room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing area, 2 further bedrooms, guest bathroom, guest WC. Amenities: Large terrace, storage, underground parking, communal gardens, residents only gym.
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Puff Piece (2017): mixing traditional ceramics with contemporary scenes and sound bites
G R AYS ON PE R RY: T H E M OST PO P UL AR ART E X HI B I T I ON E VE R ! 8 JUN-10 SEP SERPENTINE GALLERY, W2
Only once you’ve reached the heady heights of national treasure can you get away with such an immodest title for your major London exhibition of new works. On closer inspection, this threemonth-long solo show comes not from a place of conceit but, in fact, takes popularity as a theme. It tackles one of the artist’s central concerns: how contemporary art can best address a diverse cross section of society. Working across ceramics, cast iron, bronze, printmaking and tapestry, Perry’s works often marry delicately crafted objects with scenes of modern life. Astute commentary on contemporary culture.
Kensington Gardens, W2 (020 7402 6075; serpentinegalleries.org)
From Nelson Makamo’s Cool Moments (2011), at the Gallery of African Art, 45 Albemarle Street, W1S
HA M P ST E AD SU M M E R F E STIVA L 25 JUN-2 JUL VARIOUS VENUES, NW3
Celebrating Hampstead’s vibrancy, this community gathering offers something for everyone: Art Fair Day sees the festival’s celebrity opening with exhibitions and competitions; Keats Community Library presents a performance of J.B. Priestly: A Celebration of his Life, followed by a family-friendly garden party, including a treasure hunt; while Heath Street’s Big Fair Day promises the ultimate day out, with a circus school, traditional funfair and donkey rides… all the fun of the fair, and then some.
Various venues in NW3 (hampsteadsummerfestival.com)
PR O M S AT ST. J U D E ’ S
24 JUN-2 JUL ST. JUDE’S, NW11
North London’s favourite music and literature festival turns 25 this month. Special guests include the choir of King’s College, Cambridge; Nevill Holt Opera; the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra; and international clarinettist Michael Collins with soprano Grace Davidson; among many more. LitFest also returns, with highlights including Nina Stibbe, Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley of grown-up Ladybird book fame. Not to be missed.
Central Square, NW11 (020 3322 8123; promsatstjudes.org.uk)
M AYFAI R ART WEEKEND
30 JUN-2 JUL VARIOUS GALLERIES, W1
Where better to lose yourself in a world of colourful canvasses than London’s most celebrated and historic art district? The former Brown’s London Art Weekend re-launches this month in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts. Three free days of engaging events, exhibitions, walks and talks are planned, with more than 60 galleries and auction houses opening their doors to the public – and, of course, the Capital’s keenest collectors. Participating art spaces across Mayfair and St. James’s include Alan Cristea, Blain Southern Flowers Gallery, and Partners & Mucciaccia. See this vibrant hub of creativity at its best: swarming with art-lovers and open to all.
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Lisa Yuskavage’s Stoned (2016), at David Zwirner, 24 Grafton Street, W1S
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HOUSE & GARDEN FESTI VAL 21-24 JUN OLYMPIA LONDON, W14
Bringing together three much-loved lifestyle events, Spirit of Summer Fair, The HOUSE Fair, and GROW London, this inaugural celebration of all things homely – both inside and out – is a must for the Captial’s most style-savvy dwellers. Host to more than five hundred exhibitors, the festival offers a comprehensive showcase of leading interiors and garden brands, with inspiration positively oozing from every stall. Visitors can expect seminars, talks and interactive workshops, and, of course, the opportunity to shop ’til they drop. From outdoor plants, pots and tools, to furniture, fabrics and artisanal accessories, you’d be hard pushed to leave empty-handed.
Hammersmith Road, W14 (houseandgardenfestival.com) FESTIVAL
PO E T RY & LY R IC S 9-10 JUN KING’S PLACE, N1
Whether written, spoken, or sung, this fleeting city festival is all about celebrating words. Curated and produced by Poet in the City, the twoday event will highlight the interplay between poetry, literature, music and song. Don’t miss headliners Don Paterson and PJ Harvey, two iconic voices in contemporary music and verse, sharing the same stage. 90 York Way, N1 (020 7520 1490; kingsplace.co.uk)
The Magic of the Royal Parks With increasingly busy lives we could all do with some time out every now and again. Did you know that simply stepping into a park is proven to bring your heart rate and blood pressure down? The Royal Parks Foundation’s fortnightly wellbeing sessions, held in the heart of Hyde Park, are here to help you get outside and de-stress. From yoga and mindfulness masterclasses to learning how to create your own seasonal healthy eating plan, there’s something for everyone. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join the team to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. (supporttheroyalparks. org) The Royal Parks Foundation is the charity for London’s eight amazing Royal Parks – 5,000 acres of glorious green space and 500 years of history in the heart of our capital city. The charity raises funds for wildlife conservation, heritage restoration, education and wellbeing activities.
THE F E RRYMAN 20 JUN-7 OCT GIELGUD THEATRE, W1D
It’s a wonderful thing that, in 2017, word of mouth is still the most potent marketing tool. And OK, with a little help from gushing theatre critics everywhere, Jez Butterworth’s fiery new play has garnered some serious buzz. Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Paddy Considine, this unmissable Irish epic transfers from the Royal Court to the West End this June.
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0844 482 5130; theferrymanplay.com) FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
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Acting will always be Emily Taaffe’s first love, but after writing her first short film, she has discovered that the joy of storytelling comes in many forms
There’s few who won’t recognise our cover girl Emily: if you’re not currently watching her in BBC Two’s thriller Paula, chances are you saw her in last year’s War and Peace – she starred as Katya. Then there have been appearances in a host of other television shows including Death in Paradise, Call the Midwife and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man. And with starring roles at the National and the Open Air Theatre under her belt, she’s a familiar face to theatregoers, too. But first and foremost, Emily’s keen to talk to me about an altogether different project. Her first foray into writing: a short film called Little Bird, which is close to her heart in more ways than one. In fact she’s fresh off the plane from premiering it at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival and feeling – aside from jet lagged – over the moon about its reception. “We were so pleased with the feedback we received. It’s such a prestigious festival, and we were in the amazing company of extraordinary filmmakers, so it was quite the privilege, really,” she smiles. Little Bird tells the story of a young woman joining the Women’s Royal Naval Service in 1941 and explores how far she will go to create a new life for herself. Emily explains that it was inspired by her own grandmother’s sister, Christine, “who left Ireland in the 1940s and was never heard from again.” In fact, her story only came to light a couple of years back when FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
“I’ve always been really fascinated by history, and by stories. So I went to the Imperial War Museum and I started reading lots of first-hand accounts of women”
it gives you to look at life from a different angle: the opportunity to be in somebody else’s shoes and to explore the world from their perspective,” she tells me. Right now, that story is Olivier- and Tony-award-winner, Conor McPherson’s psychological drama Paula, which is currently showing on BBC Two. The three-part series, in which Emily plays a police woman, is about the fallout in a young chemistry teacher’s life after her one-night stand with a good-looking but dangerous ducker and diver. “The director was wonderful and it was a really great team, so yeah, I’m excited to see how it all turns out,” she smiles. I’m amazed that she hasn’t seen it already, but she explains: “It’s funny, the thing with television, which is very different to theatre, is that I will be watching it along with everybody else.” No spoilers for me, then! Like most actors, Emily started out on the stage, with roles in her local youth theatre, so, though she is coming to appreciate the excitement of television, theatre will always be her first love: “There is something incredible about the immediacy of when you are on stage and the audience are reacting and you’re getting to tell that story in a very pure form.” It comes as no surprise, then, that when I ask what she considers to be her breakout role, Emily does not even have to think before answering. “Playing Daphne, the lead at the Olivier, in a wonderful production by Mark Ravenhill of a Terry Pratchett novel [Nation]. It was a dream come true. In the real sense. It was everything I hoped it would be and more.” Of course, any job that keeps her here in London is already off to a good start. “I’ve lived in London for twelve years now, so I consider myself a Londoner,” she grins. “I love it because you can never be bored. There is always something that you could be doing or seeing. We’re really spoilt in terms of the culture, and it’s such a great atmosphere. And I love how many green spaces there are…” I press her on favourite haunts. “I love how each different area in London has its own distinctive feel and energy,” she explains, diplomatically. “I do love The Southbank, though. I love walking along from the BFI to Festival Hall; there’s just so much along there. And I love going to The National Gallery and The Royal Academy. I love the Summer Exhibition there.” But she is, she tells me, happiest when she is “at home with my husband and my dog, just curled up on the sofa.” No doubt catching up on the latest episode of Paula. Simple pleasures.
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her son made contact with the family in Ireland. “My aunt had a knock on the door, and a very distinguished English gentleman was standing there, and he said: ‘I think we might be cousins’,’’ says Emily. He was able to shine a light on what had happened all those years ago. “Christine had gone to England where she had joined the women’s branch of the RAF. She went to Egypt as part of her service, and married a serviceman in Cairo. And when they were demobbed they came back to England and had two children. And she told her children that she was an orphan and that she had no family whatsoever to speak of. Unfortunately anybody who might have known why she made that decision is now dead, so we will never be able to find out the story behind it,” Emily explains. This intrigued Emily, who confesses, “I’m a big nerd, basically! I’ve always been really fascinated by history and by stories, so I went to the Imperial War Museum and I started reading lots of first-hand accounts of women who had joined up to serve. There were so many brilliant books and first-hand accounts and letters home. And what kept coming through to me, really strongly, was that for so many of these women, the war presented a means of escape. It was a chance for them to broaden their horizons and have a set of experiences that they wouldn’t otherwise have had a chance to explore.” It was, essentially, a hiatus in history; and for Emily it became the germ of a story. Given that this story was about women, Emily was adamant that it should be told by women. “There have been so many reports about how women and men graduate from film school in the same numbers, but then, as the years go by, the numbers of women drop off incrementally and there are fewer and fewer women working in the industry,” Emily tells me, continuing. “I think that there is a real laziness, a cultural bias that means you go back to the same people again and again, and often they are men. This was an opportunity to prove that if you looked a bit harder and dug a bit deeper, you could find these very talented women and bring them together.” And she did just that, with a final shoot crew made up of 80 per cent females. Spurred on by the feedback from Tribeca, Emily is looking to develop the film into a longer-form project – specifically a television series. “Although the inspiration for this story came from a personal story for me, there are so many more incredible tales and adventures that we are really interested in exploring and telling,” she explains. These things obviously take time and this is, of course, a long-term goal, but for Emily, the appeal of acting is that there are always stories to be told. “I love the opportunity
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Mascara and holidays don’t mix: from long journeys to breezy beaches and swimming pool dips, even the hardiest of waterproof formulations will struggle to see you through to sundowner time in hot, sweaty climates. Back in the day I favoured extensions for an always-made-up look, but low maintenance they most certainly weren’t, and once the false lashes started to drop out, the look was anything but natural. So I’m excited to try something that will work to enhance what’s already there, and has the potential to last up to six weeks. And given that the treatment is being offered at superfacialist Vaishaly’s famous Marylebone clinic, I know I’ll be in safe hands. During an LVL (aka length, volume, lift) treatment, lashes are straightened rather than curled, to give a longer, more lifted look. Applied with a lash
tint, I’m told that the results should mean I can leave the mascara and curlers at home. I’m settled on to a bed and instructed to close my eyes. Silicone shields are applied to my eyelids and my lashes are combed out and attached with glue before solutions are applied, first to alter the shape and texture of the hairs, then to set them in place. Finally, the tint is applied. It takes 45 minutes and I find the process quite enjoyable – the bed is comfortable, the music is soft and I’ve nothing to do but lie back and relax. The results are instant (though I’m instructed not to get my lashes wet for at least 24 hours) and jaw dropping. I’ve never received so many compliments as I do over the course of the next few days. I’m definitely converted. LSJ LVL and eyelash tint, £100. 51 Paddington Street, W1U (020 7224 6088; vaishaly.com)
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Caped crusades Step aside slogan sweats and tees, this season’s must-have charity attire is the sequinned cape. Selfish Mother Molly Gunn has teamed up with Pearl Lowe to design a set of limited edition handmade capes, in support of the charity Tommy’s and their research into pregnancy health. Available in four colourways, the capes are aimed at superhero boys and girls aged 2-12 years. Since launching the Selfish Mother label in 2013, Molly has raised more than £500,000 for a host of charities through the sale of her #GoodTees. We’re pretty excited about the new collaboration, but can’t help wishing that the capes came in adult sizes, too. The Petite Pearl Lowe x Selfish Mother capes are available from thefmlystore.com, priced £60, with £10 from each sale going to Tommy’s
NOBLE ISLE GOLDEN HARVEST Just in time for summer, the scent of bucolic bliss has been bottled by those clever folk at Noble Isle. Their latest collection, Golden Harvest, evokes an idyllic summer’s evening in the great British countryside and is inspired by fruits of the vine. Imagine vibrant notes of apple and grape, with hints of rose and jasmine. To escape city stresses, slather up and imagine yourself in the garden of England. Hand Wash (£18) and Hand Lotion (£20) are available at nobleisle.com, as well as in store and online at Liberty and Fortnum & Mason
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ORGANIC COLOUR SYSTEMS at Karine Jackson
The closest I’ve come to virgin hair since my teen years was the time I had extensions. Which, for my own hair, meant even more processing heartache. The chemicals have been bothering me of late – I’ve had an insanely itchy scalp – but I refuse to go grey gracefully, so I’m opting for a gentler approach: organic colour, which is surprisingly hard to find. One convert is Karine Jackson – newly appointed president of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing – whose Covent Garden salon uses Organic Colour Systems. Their products contain the lowest possible amount of PPD (which makes hair colour permanent – it is necessary to cover greys, but also most associated with allergic reactions) and are free from ammonia. What started as a favour to a client who had been diagnosed with cancer has become a way of life for the hairdresser, who also tells me that since switching to the dyes, a hacking cough which
had plagued her for years has disappeared completely. She’s so reassuring that I tell her she can have free rein with my hair. It’s almost disappointing that she likes the current colour (grey roots aside) and thinks that longer hair suits me. Rather than anything dramatic, she plans to brighten up the tone, lighten up the ends and chop into the body. Organic colour works slightly differently, in that the hair is washed first to open the cuticles. The other difference is the smell, or lack of, which makes for an altogether more pleasant experience, especially when sat under the heat of the processor. The results are fantastic. The colour shines and I can already feel the difference on my scalp. And with Karine’s cut and clever blow dry, it’s happy hair days all around. Au revoir ammonia, I’m converted to kinder colours. LSJ Cut and colour from £90-257. 24 Litchfield Street, WC2H (020 7836 0300; karinejackson.co.uk)
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WEAR IT: FIGURE FIT Still working on that beach body? You’ll probably want to know about the new functional yet stylish boutique active-wear label Figure Fit, then. Disappointed with expensive leggings going see-through and offering little support, founder Claire Howe set about designing her own. The striking prints reflect her love of travel and work together with unique panelling to fit and flatter. Add to that luxurious, high-performance fabrics, which offer comfort and support, and we think these leggings are the ultimate addition to any workout wardrobe. We’d go so far as to say you’ll probably want to be seen in these leggings even when you’re not at the gym. Leggings, £47, vest tops, £22 (figure-fit.com)
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Food&drink Global cuisine Alyn Williams’ annual series of collaborative dinners returns this month – and for the first time, all of the chefs participating in CHEFstock will be visting from outside the UK. On each Wednesday in June, Alyn and a guest chef will create a unique eight-course tasting menu, to be served to diners at his restaurant Alyn Williams at The Westbury. We’re pretty excited about the line-up, which can only be described as stellar. First up, on 7 June, Petter Nilsson, whose avant-garde style at Spritmuseum in Stockholm is revolutionising Nordic cookery. He’s followed seven days later by Ana Ros; voted The World’s Best Female Chef 2017 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, she is patron of Hiša Franko in Slovenia. Then, on 21 June, Anton Kovalkov, a rising star of the Russian restaurant scene, he has been described by critics as “a culinary hooligan”. And rounding up CHEFstock for 2017 will be Tim Hollingsworth, who recently opened Otium in LA, after making his name at The French Laundry. The difficulty, of course, will be choosing whose dinner to attend. Tickets cost £180 including a glass of Pol Roger Champagne, canapés, water, coffee, petit fours and service charge. 37 Conduit Street, W1S (020 7183 6426; email@example.com; alynwilliams.com)
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I NDI A N S U MME R S SAL AD Food writer Mira Manek’s healthy recipes have revolutionised the perception of Indian cooking. Her new book, Saffron Soul (£20, Jacqui Small) is out now. We asked her to share her favourite summer dish from the book. She says: “This salad is one of those dishes that never stops receiving compliments, especially since people expect kale to taste a little bitter and chewy. For me, the sweet dates and strawberries work in perfect harmony with the lime-infused coriander dressing. Then, of course, you have that necessary crunch from the flaked almonds.”
INGREDIENTS For the dressing 40g cashews 3 tbsp plain yoghurt Handful of coriander leaves Juice of ¼ lime ½ tsp Himalayan salt or sea salt ¼ tsp ground cumin 80ml coconut water ¼ green chilli For the salad 70g kale (about 3 handfuls) 150g red cabbage (about ¼) 5 pitted dates, preferably Medjool 150g strawberries, plus a few extra to garnish 2 tbsp sesame seeds Handful of flaked almonds, to garnish
METHOD 1 Prepare the dressing in advance so the cashews can soak. Mix together all the dressing ingredients and leave for at least a couple of hours (or overnight). 2 You can make the base of the salad just before serving, or make a few hours in advance and keep in the fridge until ready to dress and serve. To make the salad, chop the kale and cabbage as finely as possible, removing any thick stalks from the kale. Chop the dates into small pieces so there aren’t any large clumps. Lastly, chop the strawberries into small pieces. Mix together the kale, cabbage, dates, chopped strawberries and sesame seeds in a large bowl. 3 To make the dressing, in a blender or food processor blend together all the dressing ingredients and taste for seasoning, adding extra salt, lime or chilli if required. 4 When ready to eat, place the salad on a serving plate and drizzle the dressing over the top. Quarter the reserved strawberries for the garnish, add to the top of the salad, sprinkle with almond flakes and serve immediately. FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
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They’ve been serving up fish and chips at 205 Upper Street for over 50 years, and the new owners (Fork and Blade, the team behind Firedog in Fitzrovia) have no plans to change that. But they do have some fairly big ideas around how they can reduce the harmful impact of irresponsible fishing. Namely, by championing sustainable fish – making waves for the lesser-known stars of the sea, if you will. First impressions are promising. The look is chic industrial: smooth concrete and contrasting textured bricks. It’s not cold, though. Glowing lanterns make the space feel cosy and an open kitchen lends an informal atmosphere. Just right for a laid-back catch-up with friends. Executive chef George Notley’s menu focuses on oftendisregarded fish, such as cuttlefish, coley and sprat, caught fresh on the day. There are no freezers here, which means that once it’s gone, it’s gone (and that the restaurant is shut on Mondays since it’s a traditional day off for trawlermen). But you can guarantee that everything is super fresh. For starters, charred asparagus, sprinkled with crispy fish skin salt; and air-dried octopus, beautifully presented on a bed of green tomatoes and chilli. Both are delicious and we wash them down with glasses of Picpoul de Pinet, a lively complement to fish dishes. Having never tasted Hake, I opt for that from the main menu and am delighted with my choice. Perfectly pan roasted, with a crispy skin, it comes accompanied by tiny, delicate wild mushrooms, cauliflower and puy lentils – a dish packed full of flavour and texture. My friend tucks into chargrilled gurnard, served with salsify, sprouting broccoli, sorrel and salted anchovies, and is equally pleased with her choice. For dessert, buttermilk panna cotta and poached rhubarb, which is simply superb. Forget trash, we think this place is a treasure – go try it for yourself. There are no catches! PC 205 Upper Street, N1 (020 3637 7619; trawler-trash.com)
HARRY EDMEADES FOUNDER, SEÑOR CEVICHE When I was a child, I wanted to… run my own businesses and sell stuff. Surprisingly, restaurants weren’t my first choice, but my love for food, drink and entertaining got me into them in the end. The first thing I cooked was… mussels, on holiday in Cornwall, when I was 10, I think… Tough question! My kitchen heroes are… Rick Stein. There’s only one.
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My fail-safe dinner party menu is… fresh sea bass ceviche (obviously); followed by leg of lamb, dauphinoise potatoes and green beans with béarnaise sauce; and Tunisian orange cake with crème fraiche for dessert. My last meal on earth would be… at Le Club 55. When I feel down I cook… I’m not really a down person, but after a long week, you can’t go wrong with lasagne, garlic bread, petit pois and the vital ingredient, ketchup. My favourite London restaurant is… La Petit Maison. It nails it every time. Also, a new favourite is The Barbary.
The science of food When chef Jozef Youssef opened his dining design studio to group bookings, the 13-course multisensory menu exploring the science and psychology behind how we perceive flavour proved so popular that he’s now introduced a monthly “round table” series of Gastrophysics Chef’s Table events, which can be booked by individuals rather than groups. Based on research with Oxford University’s Professor Charles Spence, author of the newly released book Gastrophysics – the immersive Kitchen Theory experience has been crafted to engage all of the senses and encourage diners to question how they taste food. “The chef’s table features lights, sounds, aromas – and even a projection mapped table to create a memorable experience with delicious food,” Jozef says. There are 10 seats available per date, priced at £160 pp (drinks and service charge included). Unit 9a Alston Works, Falkland Road, EN5 (kitchen-theory.com) 52 |
My ultimate London day consists of… a gym session (every day starts with one), followed by morning emails and a catch-up with my teams. If I’m not working, lunch will be catching up with friends at a new opening, followed by a few bottles of wine in the afternoon and a chilled dinner in the evening. Harry’s new Fitzrovia restaurant has recently opened at 18 Charlotte Street, W1T (senor-ceviche.com)
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FOOD & DRINK The Evening Standard celebrates the world’s culinary capital with the first ever London Food Month, in June
From high-end dinners to free community events, don’t miss out on the Food Month celebrations
More than 400 events, over 40 Michelin stars, four weeks, and one city: foodies rejoice, it’s London Food Month. From supper clubs and high-end lunches, to a touring cheese bus, masterclasses in a dungeon and a candlelit dinner in Fortnum’s Food Hall, June will see all four corners of the Capital take part in this month-long celebration of food, curated by Grace Dent and Tom Parker Bowles. There’s so much going on, we can’t possibly begin to cover it all here, so we’re just going to tell you about one highlight – Night Market. The 12-night festival of food and drink at Perk’s Field, Kensington Palace Gardens, brings together food from some of our favourite London restaurants (think Salt Yard, Smokestak, Ceviche and Patty & Bun), along with some of the Capital’s best street food traders (The Cheese Truck, Mama’s Jerk Station and The Duck Truck among them) and celebrity chef Angela Hartnett. Plus, fine drinking experiences from some of the world’s best brands (immersive Bloody Mary masterclasses and late night espresso martinis at the Ketel One Vodka Kitchen, anyone?). Adult tickets to Night Market cost £15 (with £1 going to London Food Month’s official charity initiatives) and are available from londonfoodmonth.co.uk, where you can also find details about the full schedule for London Food Month
Proving that there’s always something new to experience in this big city we call home, Jason Atherton launches an exciting new cocktail concept at City Social this month. And we promise this is like nothing you’ve seen before – though perhaps that should read: like nothing you think you’ve seen before, because Mirage is the world’s first augmented reality cocktail list. Created by group bar executive of The Social Company, Jamie Jones, and City Social bar manager, Tim Laferla, it has been an incredible 18 months in the making and is supported by a purpose-built app, developed by Mustard Designs. The inspiration is “art through the ages”, with each serve influenced by a different artist or era, from Van Gogh to Banksy. The cocktails might look like any other, but point the app at them and the augmented reality technology comes into play, turning great tasting drinks into interactive art. Details are being kept under wraps, so that’s pretty much all we know about Mirage. But suffice to say, we can’t wait to see what it’s all about. Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, EC2N (020 7877 7703; citysociallondon.com)
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5 L U X U R Y S PA R E T R E AT S Few know their spas better than celebrity beauty expert Lisa Brown and media director Amanda Camilleri, founders of new spa guide, The Luxury Spa Edit. We asked them to pick their favourites
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman You can’t help but be wowed by the dramatic mountainous backdrop on approach to this Middle Eastern Six Senses resort. And the jaw-dropping surroundings are complemented by the exceptional guest experiences on offer. Combat jet lag on arrival by joining the candlelit evening meditation class, with views of the crystal clear ocean; or take a dip in your own private infinity pool.
Balearic bliss Ah, kids, eh? No matter how ardently you swore they weren’t going to change your life, five years down the line you realise that, actually, life is barely recognisable these days. But, if holidaying on the White Isle is one of those things you’d consigned to those glorious child-free days – along with lie-ins and spontaneous pub nights – we’ve got good news. This month sees one of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2017: a new luxury five-star resort on the shores of Talamanca Bay. Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, promises to offer guests an authentic island escape. Inspired by the colours of the island, rooms are decorated with soft furnishings, natural wood and artisan ceramics; and the floor-to-ceiling windows and open terraces mean guests can wake to the scent of wild jasmine and fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves. Foodies will love the four restaurants on site, serving everything from Japanese fusion dishes, on offer at Nobu; to vibrant Mexican cuisine
at Peyote; relaxed, healthy fare, at Celicioso; and delicious fresh seafood at Chambao. While the vibrant pool bar will be the place to hang out at any time – there are no schedules at Ibiza Bay. Then there’s the Six Senses Spa, the first on the island, where signature journeys, anti-aging treatments, innovative fitness workouts and top-notch manicures will be the order of the day. And when they’ve had enough of hanging out in their private beach cabana, guests might choose to pay a visit to Ibiza Town: just two miles from the resort, it is awash with history, food and art (not to mention shopping and nightlife). But what about the kids? Never mind pandering to their desires – with cookery classes and DJ workshops, bohemian foraging sessions and swimming lessons, the Ibizan-inspired kids’ club will have grown-ups wishing once more for the lost days of their youth. The hotel opens on 30 June. Rates from €490 per night, based on double occupancy (nobuhotelibizabay.com)
A NATURAL WINNER Award-winning Inkaterra has been pioneering ecotourism and sustainable development in Peru for more than 40 years, and this month they’ve got some exciting news: for the first time ever, they’ll be opening the doors to their Field Station, which was originally designed as a research centre and training camp for guides, to offer eco-conscious guests a whole new holiday experience. Located in the Tambopata National Reserve, the property will invite travellers to explore the rainforest through participation in various conservation projects, overseen by Inkaterra’s NGO, the Inkaterra Asociación (ITA). These will range from quarter-day trips to five-day itineraries, exploring the agriculture, farming and horticulture at Gamitana Model Farm and Bio-Orchard, and local wildlife diversity on the Canopy Walkway and at River Island. Accommodation is in private cabanas or shared-living pavilions, and the restaurant will serve healthy local fare. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a holiday that can make a real difference. Rates start from $320 for a four-night/five-day itinerary (inkaterra.com)
Velaa Private Island, Maldives Billionaire Jiri Smejc’s tiny paradise island sports a My Blend by Clarins Spa – one of only a few in the world – complete with a geographically challenging snow room! With a Romantic Pool Residence that can only be reached by boat, A-listers flock here for guaranteed privacy, top notch treatments, oh and the million dollar wine cellar… Fregate Island Private, Seychelles Alighting from your helicopter transfer, it’s clear why this is one of the world’s most exclusive retreats. Deserted ivory beaches, Banyan trees and hundreds of giant tortoises wandering freely make for a breathtaking haven. Just 17 private pool residences span the island, each with its own patch of beach. The Ayurvedic Rock Spa at the island’s summit completes the idyll. Four Seasons, Koh Samui Perched on what feels like the top of the world, the view from the hillside terraced reception is one of the most jaw dropping you’ll see. A dream of coconut trees, tropical forests and torch-lit walkways, with hidden pool villas scattered through the resort, complete with a stunning tree-house spa, palm fringed beach and crystal clear waters – heavenly! COMO Shambhala, Indonesia A spirited jungle haven located near Ubud, Bali, this is one of the world’s leading wellness retreats. Renowned as a “Retreat for Change” the elite resort marries state-ofthe-art fitness and spa facilities and wellness programmes with top notch cuisine and uber-luxe accommodation in an idyllic natural setting. For more tips, see theluxuryspaedit.com FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
Above: the burial ground at Lindholm Høje, overlooking Aalborg, the site of more than 600 Viking graves
RIght: with its laid-back beach house vibe, the Hotel Plesner is the perfect base for exploring Skagen
Rediscovering Denmark The ephemeral nature of the Nordic sunshine casts Scandinavia’s southernmost nation in a whole new light during a late spring break WO RDS KA R E N H E A N EY
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We are in Denmark, but not the snuggled-up-infront-of-a-woodburning-stove hygge version. Instead, we are walking along a windswept beach, under a cloudless sky. The light is extraordinary – eyeball-searingly bright – and there is nothing but sand between us and the horizon. This is Grenen, in Jutland, Denmark’s most northerly point, where the North Sea meets the Baltic. The area is hugely popular with Danish visitors but largely undiscovered by the rest of the world. Which, given its outstanding natural beauty, fabulous new Nordic cuisine and picturesque seaside towns, is a little surprising. It could give New England a run for its money. Just a couple of miles down the road lies Skagen (the locals pronounce it “skain”). The luminous quality of the light on the peninsula drew artists to this little fishing village in the late nineteenth century. The Skagen Painters found fame and the tourists soon followed. Now it’s the country’s chicest resort – the Danish royal family built a villa here – but it has retained its charm. We’re staying at the Hotel Plesner, a delightful boutique guesthouse with a laid-back beach house vibe. Our room is quintessentially Scandi – a symphony of white and cool grey, accented with bold nautical stripes. Skagen is Denmark’s largest fishing port and we have distant views of the harbour, where enormous factory ships overshadow sleek ocean-going yachts and modest fishing boats. The following day we make our way to Gammel Skagen – the old town – where little streets of yellow-painted, red-roofed cottages eventually peter out into mile after mile of sand dunes. Our lunch destination is Ruths Hotel, a charming beachside establishment founded in 1904 and lovingly restored at the start of the millennium by one of Denmark’s richest entrepreneurs. There’s a Confirmation party in full swing when we arrive and we are surprised to see the party girl in a prom dress, posing for a photograph next to a yellow Lamborghini. A curious tradition for egalitarian Denmark, we think. The sports car roars off, and free of distractions, we focus on Ruths’ brasserie menu (classic French with a Danish twist). Seafood is the star of the show. I order salmon tartare, my partner opts for hake. Both are outstanding. Later we head to Skagen’s newly refurbished Art Museum, dedicated to the Skagen Painters. Heavily influenced by the French Impressionists, the paintings capture the drama of the landscape, the ever-changing light and the austere lives of the fishing community. Just
Grenen, North Jutland. Famous for the unique quality of its light, it inspired a generation of artists
around the corner, the Anchers Hus museum gives us a tantalising glimpse into the lives of two of the leading artists of the colony, Michael and Anna Ancher. Their house and studio has been lovingly restored, with many of the original contents in situ. It is charming and intimate. Back at the hotel we steal a sunny hour in the secluded garden, before heading out for dinner at Kokkenes, another of Skagen’s culinary hotspots. We arrive at 7pm (the Danes eat very early) to find the restaurant buzzing. Once again, seafood takes centre stage, and we enjoy a four-course tasting menu with wine pairing. There is a large party next to us and at the end of the meal they burst into song. On the way out, one of the guests reveals that they are a Norwegian choir on tour. We love that in a high-end restaurant no-one bats an eyelid – there’s a delightful informality to fine dining here. On our final morning here, we head out of the Old Town, into the dunes, to pick up a walking trail that will lead us to the Sand-Buried Church. This wondrously named landmark is all that remains of a 16th-century church that was obliterated by the shifting sands. All that’s left is a majestic white tower, marooned in the middle of the dunes. There are magnificent views to be had from the top, but vertigo gets the better of us and we
make our way back to the town. It would be rude to leave Denmark without sampling the Smorsbord, so our last meal in Skagen is dedicated to these delicious open sandwiches. The glorious light and the windswept beaches draw visitors here year-round. And it is surprisingly accessible – two hours by train or three hours by car from Aalborg (and its international airport). Billed as Denmark’s happiest city, Aalborg is undergoing a renaissance. The waterfront is being redeveloped and the city boasts some stunning civic architecture – a striking concert hall; an arts centre designed by the starchitect Jørn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House; and the recently renovated Modern Art Museum – the building is the work of Finnish mid-century architect Alvar Aalto and houses a stunning collection of contemporary Danish art. Hotel accommodation is limited but Comwell Hvide Hus is a business hotel with impressive Scandi interiors. Foodies won’t want to miss the new Nordic cuisine offered by destination restaurant Mortens Kro, while Café Lindholm, next door to the Viking Museum and the eerie Viking burial ground at Lindholm Høje, gives a historic spin to contemporary Danish cuisine. The city’s medieval centre, with cobbled alleys punctuated by independent shops and some surprising street art, is an added draw.
Norwegian Air flies three times a week from Gatwick to Aalborg, from £30 per person one way, including tax. From September, Ryanair will be offering three flights a week to Aalborg from London Stansted, with return prices from £84. Hotel Plesner offers double rooms including breakfast, starting at £135 per night (hotelplesner.dk) Comwell Hvide Hus in Aalborg offers double rooms for one night, including breakfast, starting at £285 (comwellaarhus.dk)
Left: Blackpop’s riotous wallpaper Below: Cactus, print by Benjamin Craven who will be exhibiting at New Designers
S TAT E O F T H E A R T Introducing a riotous new range of wallpapers and fabrics from Midlands-based designers, Blackpop. Homage recalls the abstract expressionist movement of ’40s and ’50s New York, and features Jackson Pollock-esque painterly designs with a darkly romantic aesthetic. Achieving the rare feat of being both opulent and edgy, the collection, albeit made in Derby, has found its natural London home at Liberty. From £144 per m, Liberty London, Regent Street, W1B (020 7734 1234; libertylondon.com; blackpop.co.uk) O N E Y E A R O N AT N E W D E S I G N E R S Celebrating the most exciting designers in their first year of business, this prestigious showcase returns with its largest edition to date. Tipped as “the ones to watch”, a line-up of 80 emergent talents will explore themes of brutalist revival, sustainable design, contemporary craftsmanship and vibrant colours in illustration. A design-lover’s must-visit. You might just spot a future icon. 28 June to 8 July, Business Design Centre, N1 (0844 338 0399; newdesigners.com) GREENER LIVING Salad-fresh ceramics from Swedish brand Sthål have arrived at Osprey’s flagship store on Regent Street. Already boasting a loyal following across Scandinavia, the range, designed by food and interiors stylists Susanna Theander and Helena Åkesson-Liedberg, is named Arabesque and consists of stoneware appetiser plates, tray dishes, dinner plates, cups and bowls, all beautifully embossed and glazed in verdant shades. Mix and match for easy breezy summer style. From £8 to £100, 27 Regent Street, SW1Y (020 7851 9960; ospreylondon.com)
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I TA L I A N S D O I T B E T T E R Sicily is my Love is the second instalment of a collaboration between two iconic Italian brands: fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana and retro-stylists of domestic appliances Smeg. This time focusing on smaller kitchen wares, the colourful collection, just launched at Milan’s Salone del Mobile, includes kettles, toasters, mixers and juicers, each exquisitely decorated with traditional Sicilian crocchi motifs. From £399, available soon at Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X (020 7730 1234; harrods.com)
Left: salad fresh ceramics from Swedish Sthål Above: a vibrant stand mixer from the Sicily is my Love collection
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Below: TG Studio’s St. Pancras penthouse. Image: Phillip Vile
This June marks a month-long celebration of architecture in our wonderfully diverse city, which, like a palimpsest, tells and re-tells stories through its ever-evolving landscape. The London Festival of Architecture – Europe’s biggest – brings together exhibitions, installations, talks, debates, and open studios across the Capital. This year’s central theme? Memory. Here, we gather some bricks-and-mortar inspiration for those with grand designs of their own; and ask local architects to give us their take on memory in architecture (londonfestivalofarchitecture.org) WOR DS A L I H OWA R D
Below: Making more of Modernism. Image: John Gray, English Heritage
MAKING MORE OF MODERNISM Our nostalgia for mid-century modernist estates has never been stronger and in an overcrowded city like ours, it’s not only aesthetics, but necessity that has seen us rediscover – and fall in love with – the hard-edged architecture of yesteryear. Delving deep into our current affection for Brutalism, this Fitzrovian exhibition examines the appeal of the high-rise and poses the questions: how can the tenets of modernism be relevant now; and what are we preserving when we refurbish and renew modernist buildings? 14 June to 28 July, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, 20 Tottenham Street, W1T (fcbstudios.com) R E I N V E N TI N G S PAC E S Memories of London’s industrial past can be preserved using sympathetic design ideas. Increasingly, developers and architects are responding to nostalgia and rather than erasing memories, are paying homage to a building’s former functionality – repurposing, rather than re-writing the cityscape. King’s Cross’s Gasholders development, created out of three giant defunct gas cylinders, is a prime example of how we can uphold heritage. If you’re after interiors inspiration for your former factory space, Sara Emslie’s book, Urban Pioneer is all about optimising the ex-industrial. £19.99, published by Ryland, Peters and Small (rylandpeters.com)
Below: House on the Hill by Nick Eldridge. Image: Lyndon Douglas
T HE A R C H I TE CTS JONATHAN BESWICK ADVENTURE IN ARCHITECTURE
“Just as you can’t design without drawing on your own experience, you cannot experience architecture without stimulating memory. Visual clues (over our other senses) are the most powerful memory flares, the strength of which vary according to how new the architectural experience is.” (adventureinarchitecture.co.uk)
ANDREW MULROY MULROY ARCHITECTS
“Architecture is a moment in the chronicle of circumstances that surround us. The circumstances may change but the architecture remains as a memory of those forces that were influential during the design stage. Architects have to wrestle, equally, with nostalgia and inconvenience, in order to create a bright future.” (mulroy.info)
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IN WITH THE OLD From the towering Shard, a gleaming icon of 21st-century architecture, to the Tower of London, an unwavering relic reminding us just how old our city is – London’s buildings, old and new, continue to coexist. And just as we can preserve our industrial heritage through considerate practises, residential period conversions, too, allow for contemporary living while paying respect to memories past. The jawdropping three-bed penthouse (opposite, centre) forms part of the £200-million makeover of the Grade I listed St. Pancras Chambers – perhaps London’s ultimate period conversion. TG Studio (020 7636 3838; tg-studio.co.uk)
“Memories are the fabric of life and are counterpoise to everything we do as living beings. In contemporary architecture, memories are the subconscious reasoning that lead the design process for the basic details of function – from the position of a door handle, to the creation of poetic spaces and volumes that living beings can feel at ease within.” (michaelisboyd.com)
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T H E SHOCK OF THE N OW In building new homes, we are, of course, creating new memories and it’s thanks to the Capital’s celebrated eclecticism and sense of self-confidence that we see striking new-builds flanking centuries-old listed properties. In the case of the ultra-modern four-storey glass house (top right), architect Nick Eldridge was commissioned to design a home on a unique site overlooking Highgate Cemetery. Unapologetic in its contemporary design, the bold house coexists beautifully in its (otherwise overwhelming) historic setting, creating future memories in this Grade I listed garden of remembrance. Eldridge London (020 7228 2824; eldridgelondon.com)
“I think of architecture as the theatre and stage for playing out our memories. The trick is to make the set design – the interior and garden – interesting, inviting and interactive. That’s what creates memories. Great architecture and interior design enables us to retain clues to the past and stimulate memories of the future.” (ensoul.co.uk)
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The founder of Hostmaker, an Airbnb management start-up that services more than six hundred London homes, gives us a tour of his South Hampstead apartment – a bright and quirky period two-bed, which he shares with his wife, Deepti WOR DS A LI HOWA R D
What made you fall in love with the flat? We wanted something local with a past, a history to it. We didn’t want a new-build that we could find equally in Dubai or Singapore or anywhere else in the world; it wouldn’t feel like London for us. So we were really looking for a London home with a very British style, that we couldn’t have found anywhere else. Tell us about living in South Hampstead: what’s on your doorstep? We love it here. It’s leafy, very British and so quiet! But it’s also close to everything. There are some really good food options around the flat as well. Some of our favourites include the Garden Cafe on Goldhurst Terrace; Singapore Garden on Fairfax Road; and Sushi Bar Atariya, also on Fairfax Road (a top class Japanese place, it’s one of the best kept secrets in London). Being close to green spaces is equally important, and with the Heath, Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill close by, we’ve found our perfect corner of London.
Left: the main living space with a nifty guest-ready kitchen Above: a light, bright and clutter-free bedroom
How did you decide on the decor? As first-time homeowners, we really had no idea how to go about furnishing our home, but when Deepti took on the project, her hidden talents were discovered! Little did we know then that Deepti would be designing homes as part of our interior design service. Our style brings together traditional and comforting tones with a touch of quirk and modernity. Soho House is a great example of somewhere that inspires us. FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
INTERIORS Far left: homely touches make the apartment a welcoming sanctuary for visitors Left: brightly painted vintage furniture adds personality Below: the antique sofa, re-upholstered in Thornback and Peel’s Jelly & Cake print, sits below a striking cluster of contemporary art
Where do you source your furniture? Sofas and cushions from sofa.com, rugs and throws from Heal’s and accessories from Smug at Camden Passage are some of our favourites. We’re fans of Abigail Ahern’s layering look. Many of the high street retailers with home sections are really interesting, too – we love Urban Outfitters and Oliver Bonas. The antique sofa that we refurbished – using fabrics from Thornback and Peel – was pulled out of a warehouse in Parsons Green. Where do you head to after a hard day at work? Back to the living room and the sofa, to keep working! Hostmaker’s first offices were in our flat, so it reminds us of good times when the entire team could fit into our living room and we were working from the sofa. How did the idea for Hostmaker come about? I co-wrote a paper about Airbnb’s impact on the hotel industry and it became apparent that this was an incredibly attractive prospect for travellers tired of the mediocre offerings of three- and four-star hotels. Homestays were becoming a true alternative in travel accommodation. As an Airbnb host myself, time and again I would be confronted with the same issues faced by our hosts and I thought that there must be a way to provide some sort of solution. I quit my job at the end of January 2014 to pursue it; and launched Hostmaker in July that year, using my own home as a testing ground! Can you give us any tips on making our home fit for Airbnb guests? Aside from the obvious essentials, it’s important to think about what’s going to delight your guests – and help you to get those five-star reviews! When decorating, make sure your home reflects your personality. The temptation is to go with what you know in terms of hospitality decor and get caught up in “hotelifying” your home, but it’s important to remember that people are choosing Airbnb for a reason – to feel as though they are living in a city. Creating a space that is unique and wonderful helps you to stand out among all the other listings. Your guests will feel right at home in your nest. (hostmaker.co) 66 |
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Famous for their collection of handcrafted wooden beds, London-based Warren Evans have added eight new designs to their collection in a range of luxe textiles. The new pieces not only look beautiful but are amazingly affordable, too. These plush upholstered beds come in a choice of high quality fabrics from muted greys to a vibrant plum. And, with a choice of exquisite deep-buttoned detailing and stylishly sloped and curved headboards, you’re bound to find the perfect centrepiece for your bedroom. Handmade to order in their London workshop, all Warren Evans beds are created using FSC UK wood, marrying traditional craftsmanship with leading technology to minimise both toxins and waste in timber. Not only can you sleep easy as far as eco credentials are concerned, but also in the knowledge that their skilled upholsterers use the finest fabrics with full British standard fire specifications and the highest quality of fillers.
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In partnership with sleep expert Dave Gibson, Warren Evans’ online magazine, Sleep Tips, is filled with practical advice for the whole family. You can also download their free sleep guide to ensure a great night of slumber. Clearly committed to giving you the best night’s sleep possible, Warren Evans is now offering interest-free credit on orders of £288 and over, meaning everyone can afford a Warren Evans bedroom. Plus, the 120-night trial on their sprung mattresses ensures you’ll get a mattress to suit your individual needs. Visit your local showroom at Camden or Hammersmith or shop online at warrenevans. com
REDEFINING LUXURY Godfrey London is a boutique property developer that focuses on creating luxurious homes in prime north London addresses. We sat down with managing director, Paul Godfrey, for a chat How did you get into property development? Growing up in London, a city renowned for its variety of architectural styles and historical landmarks, it’s hard not to be inspired by your surroundings. After completing my law studies, I joined London’s largest housebuilder, Barratt Homes, where I worked for three and a half years in land and site acquisition. During this time, I purchased a number of high profile development sites in north London, gaining the knowledge to establish my own business, and in 2012 I started to undertake my own residential projects. What can buyers expect from a Godfrey London home? We’re a bespoke developer, so we focus on less than half a dozen projects per year, each being an exclusive collection of homes. Our aim is to provide purchasers with a best-in-class product, the specification and presentation of which sets a new benchmark for quality. Bespoke joinery, exacting craftsmanship and special finishes are combined with the highest quality fixtures and fittings. Kitchens are created with premium brands and we work closely with award-winning architectural practices, design houses and landscape designers.
The result is new homes that are strikingly unique, yet each is characterised by the same elegance, quality and modernity. How do you ensure a sympathetic approach when reviving existing buildings? We approach each project with consideration of its wider context. In the case of existing buildings, this means retaining and restoring period detailing and architectural features wherever possible. We’re extremely fortunate that the areas in which we operate are home to many buildings of the most exceptional architectural quality and that a number of conservation areas have been designated, locally, to preserve their charm. I firmly believe that, as a developer, it’s my responsibility to respect the character of existing buildings and to celebrate and enhance those features.
What does this year hold for the prime London market? The market has polarised between high quality “turn-key” homes that buyers can move into immediately and secondary, poorly presented, housing stock. Because we focus on building and selling high quality, superbly dressed and presented homes, our properties continue to be in demand and are selling well. Can you tell us about some of your current developments on the market? We have just launched our most prestigious scheme so far, located at Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead. This development of 14 apartments comprises a grand Victorian mansion, rich in history, which we have meticulously restored back to its residential origins. It’s joined by a complementary new pavilion building in its grounds. The apartments benefit from parking and a concierge and the interiors
are sophisticated, with kitchens by Boffi with Gaggenau appliances. And do you have any exciting new projects coming up? It’s a busy phase for us. We have an exclusive collection of ten spacious new-build apartments under construction in the heart of Belsize Village. Due to complete in early 2018, we’re restoring a magnificent period building on Fitzjohn’s Avenue, in which we’re reintroducing period features to the 14 apartments. Also in the pipeline is our most ambitious project so far, in terms of scale: we’ll be creating 60 new apartments with amazing views over Kilburn Grange Park. We’re working with the award-winning landscape designers Randle Siddeley, to design a striking approach and setting to the development, creating a sense of sanctuary in this vibrant location. godfreylondon.co.uk FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
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HUSH, W1S LANCASHIRE COURT This aptly named eatery is hidden away in a cobbled courtyard just off Bond Street, but for those in the know, the townhouse remains a staple in London’s dining scene. In fact, Hush is turning 18 this year and is celebrating its coming of age with a major facelift and an equally impressive new menu. Interior designer Russell Sage, known for his transformations of The Hospital Club, Little Social and The Zetter Townhouse, was tasked with the large-scale refresh, so we can expect his typical flamboyance. While at the Brasserie, this season’s must-have dish, Cacio e Pepe, has been reinvented – it’s served table-side in a giant cheese wheel. No.8 Lancashire Court, W1S (020 7659 1500; hush.co.uk)
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JACK BARCLAY, W1J BERKELEY SQUARE “It’s one of the world’s oldest Bentley dealerships, established in 1927 and situated on Berkeley Square. The name and location are synonymous with both Bentley and Mayfair. Jack Barclay is not only the number one Bentley distributor in London, but number one in the world, beating all rivals. Though there may be other dealerships across the globe that sell and service more vehicles, there’s only one Jack Barclay – and it’s very much a part of Mayfair, past, present and future. Whenever I pass by I get a unique sense of history and place, though regrettably, I’m only a window shopper, to date.” Paul Finch, Beauchamp Estates. 18 Berkeley Square, W1J (0333 240 1587; jackbarclay.co.uk)
34 MAYFAIR, W1K GROSVENOR SQUARE “This is one of my favourite Friday lunchtime treats. The sister restaurant of Scott’s, 34’s informal atmosphere and relaxed setting means it’s the perfect place to lose an hour or two. My go-to choice is the hamburger, but that’s an unfair description as it’s so much more! If the old American classic isn’t your thing, then head chef Harvey Ayliffe offers a modern, seasonal menu with international influences, based around the bespoke Argentine parrilla grill, with a great selection of beef (including pure heritage breeds from the Yorkshire Dales and A5 Japanese Wagyu), plus seasonal game and fish.” Sebastian de Angelis, Chestertons. 34 Grosvenor Square, W1K (020 3350 3434; 34-restaurant.co.uk)
SHEPHERD MARKET A hidden village at the heart of Mayfair’s bustle, this charming piazza is abuzz with chic shops and restaurants
Andraya Smith, co-founder of jewellery label MeMe London on her perfect Mayfair day First stop, Selfridges, to check on MeMe London, which is stocked downstairs (next to Nespresso, my favourite coffee brand in the world) at the Psychic Sisters concession. Jayne, who owns Psychic Sisters, is amazing; I can’t recommend her enough if you want a reading. Everyone I have ever sent her way has raved about how accurate she was. My absolute favourite lunch spot is the hidden gem, Mews of Mayfair. I love how this gorgeous little Mayfair jewel is tucked away just behind the hustle and bustle of New Bond Street; their outside tables are great for people watching while enjoying an espresso martini and truffle burger. After lunch, when I have time, I treat myself to a Biotec facial at the beautiful Elemis day spa, which is practically next door. The Arts Club is my go-to for pre-dinner meetings with press and buyers. The staff are all so friendly and they have a wonderful selection of yummy cocktails. I love the outdoor terraced area – it’s a perfect escape from all the madness of this big, beautiful, bustling city. If it’s girly fun I’m after, it’s hard to top Sexy Fish with its sushi, sake and funky house music; it’s a special spot for me as it’s where I met my fiancé. (meme.london)
TOAST OF THE TOWN A favourite spot for well-heeled tourists, Mayfair is home to some of London’s finest – and oldest – hotels: The Ritz, The Connaught and Brown’s Hotel are among them. But Claridge’s, which opened in 1854, remains a favourite address for royalty, diplomats, film stars and supermodels in search of a good time. The A-list clientele pop some 36,000 Champagne corks at the hotel every year.
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What will make your school different? We’re designing our new school and curriculum from a blank slate, which is a big advantage. Often a head knows what direction to take a school in, but it can be difficult because of the inertia from previous years. How would you describe the atmosphere? As we’re starting with Years 7, 8 and 9, the school will inevitably have a close family feel. The staff will also be new to the building, so I think there’ll be a real sense of freshness, excitement and enthusiasm. What extra-curricular activities will you offer? We’ll continue the sports and activities that are very strong at Eaton Square Prep, including swimming and skiing. We’ll also offer a rowing course for everyone in Year 9. Our pupils will be able to suggest extra-curricular options, too. How will you balance these with the academic side? The majority of the timetabled lessons will be devoted to intense academic study. On top of this, there’ll be a measured amount of homework. But I’m keen for it not to be excessive, or to be set when it isn’t necessary. Eaton Square Upper School, Mayfair, 106 Piccadilly, W1J (020 7491 7393; eatonsquareupper. school). Opens September 2017 74 |
MIND THE GAP Taking a year out between school and university can be incredibly rewarding for a young person. “It’s character-building and motivating,” says Stefan Wathan, CEO of the Year Out Group, a network of pre-approved companies offering gap year experiences. “Young people gain selfconfidence, as well as a better sense of what they want to do in life. They can also build skills in their area of interest, such as journalism.” But if the thought of your offspring roaming the world alone makes you a nervous wreck, it’s worth investigating structured programmes. Ranging from volunteering opportunities to cultural exchanges, these offer a balance of independence and security that can be attractive to parents. And as they tend to last 10-12 weeks, your child can pack a few different experiences into one year. So, how can you help make sure she chooses the right programmes – and has a safe and rewarding time? Stefan has these tips. 1. A gap year is an investment in your child’s future. So spend time discussing what she wants to get out of the year, then look for opportunities that will let her achieve that. 2. Make sure the provider you choose is
trustworthy. If it’s a UK company, check it out with Companies House to see how long it’s been active. Search review sites to see how it fares against other providers. And ask as many questions of the company as you need to. (You’ll find suggestions on our website.) 3. Help your child to prepare for the experience. Encourage her to read about her destination, learn some of the language and brush up on basic first aid and water safety. 4. Talk to her about personal wellbeing. Explain that she shouldn’t do something overseas she wouldn’t do at home. Discuss how drinking to excess can make her more vulnerable to robbery, assault or making bad choices. And make sure she has the number for the British Embassy, her insurance company and emergency contacts in her phone, as well as in a notebook.
THE SHORTLIST Albemarle Independent College Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 16 to 19 years. (020 7409 7273; albemarle.org.uk)
Eaton Square Upper School Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 11 to 18 years. (020 7491 7393; eatonsquareupper.school)
St. George’s Hanover Square Primary School Christian state co-ed day school for pupils aged 4 to 11 years. (020 7629 1196; sghsprimary.co.uk)
Simply Learning Tuition Private tuition agency for pupils aged 5 to 18 years.(020 3811 7892; simplylearningtuition.co.uk)
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SHELDON AVENUE, HIGHGATE, N6 A stunning 2,119 square feet Penthouse in this sought-after block with spectacular views over Highgate Golf Course, set in gated grounds. The apartment features an impressive 56 ft reception room with access to a large balcony, three/four bedrooms, study/bedroom four, two shower rooms, kitchen/breakfast room and guest cloakroom. The apartment also has the benefit of porterage, secure underground parking for two cars and communal garden. EPC: E
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VIEW ROAD, HIGHGATE, N6 An opportunity, seldom available, to purchase a modern, detached house designed by the architects Dinerman, Davison & Hillman and built in the 1960’s nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and comprises: four bedrooms, master with en-suite bathroom, family shower room, lounge, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, guest cloakroom, garage with further off street parking and southerly facing garden. EPC: D
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SHOULDHAM STREET, W1 First time on the market in over 60 years! An opportunity to modernise and extend (subject to permission) this charming four storey Georgian house with a west facing walled garden. Shouldham Street is a premier location and highly sought after, being within walking distance of Marylebone High Street and an outstanding Primary School. THREE BEDROOMS, TWO RECEPTION ROOMS, KITCHEN, TWO BATHROOMS, LARGE PATIO GARDEN, BRICK BUILT SHED
OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE MANSIONS, OLD MARYLEBONE ROAD, NW1 This top floor flat is incredible value for money; a spacious 870 sq ft of accommodation in a great central location. The apartment is in good order throughout with two double bedrooms and a large reception/dining room. Oxford and Cambridge Mansions is a large red brick block, ideally located within walking distance to Marble Arch and Baker Street tube stations. TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS, DOUBLE RECEPTION ROOM, KITCHEN, ONE BATHROOM, GUEST WC, COMMUNAL GARDEN
LEASEHOLD APPROX. 189 YEARS REMAINING AS OF 1978
PRINCESS COURT, BRYANSTON PLACE, W1 York Estates are delighted to offer this exceptional two bedroom apartment. The flat is situated on the 3rd floor with a quiet and pleasant outlook. There is great potential to create a contemporary space and, subject to permission, create two bathrooms as well as an open plan entertaining area. Princess Court is a fine, 1930’s style block situated on the junction of Bryanston Place and Seymour Place, close to Baker Street tube station and Marylebone High Street. TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS, LARGE RECEPTION ROOM, KITCHEN, ONE BATHROOM, GUEST WC
LEASEHOLD APPROX. 43 YEARS REMAINING AS OF 2017
WIMPOLE MEWS, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 We are pleased to offer this attractive, one bedroom, garden apartment for sale. Wimpole Mews is situated in an enviable location, in the heart of Marylebone Village with it`s bustling restaurants, bars and fabulous high end boutiques. It is within easy walking distance of all local amenities, public transport and parks and recreation areas. The flat is approximately 523 sq.ft. (48.6 sq.m.) and would make an ideal pied à terre. Accommodation Entrance hall * Double bedroom with built-in storage and patio door to rear communal garden * Modern bathroom Fitted kitchen * Open plan lounge The building has a live-in caretaker and communal heating and hot water system Please see website for full details
LEASEHOLD 130 YEARS £950,000
WIGMORE PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This beautiful four/five bedroom mews house, arranged over four floors, has been refurbished to an excellent standard and benefits from a private two-level garden and a garage. The property is located in a quiet cul-de-sac off Wigmore Street, close to Bond Street and Marylebone High Street. The property comprises Lower ground floor: Large fully-fitted kitchen/ breakfast room with access to garden * Utility room * Guest cloakroom Ground floor: Reception hall * Dining room with French doors to garden * Shower room/guest cloakroom * Garage First floor: Reception room * Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom * Study/bedroom Second floor: Three double bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes * Bathroom and further shower room Please see website for full details
£2,950 PER WEEK
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Hamilton Terrace, St John’s Wood, NW8 A magniﬁcent Georgian house built circa 1850 that has been the subject of a major renovation behind the period façade. 5 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms | 3 Reception Rooms | Tsunami Kitchen | Hansen Commercial Kitchen, Home Cinema | Garage | Terrace | Landscaped Garden | Swimming Pool, fully stocked crestron/AV system, bar area, gymnasium, Jacuzzi, sauna, sushi bar. 12,453 ft² (1,157 m²) | EPC D POA Joint Sole Agent
Hamilton Terrace, St John’s Wood, NW8 A beautiful Grade II listed Georgian house of located in the heart of St John’s Wood and on one of London’s most superior streets. 5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | Kitchen | Dining Room | Study | gym, bar, cinema room, landscaped Garden, 5,231 ft² (486 m²) | EPC E £12,500pw Joint Sole Agent
CHALCOT ROAD PRIMROSE HILL NW1 FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED £3,750 PER WEEK PLUS FEES JOINT SOLE AGENT
Enjoying a prominent corner position, and enviously located within view and walking distance of the open spaces of Primrose Hill Park and Regent’s Park, is this unique four bedroom period home which has been refurbished to the highest standards. Comprising 276sq m/2,966sq ft, the house is an exciting example of period architecture and high quality contemporary design. Chalcot Road is located in the heart of Primrose Hill within close proximity to Primrose Hill High Street (0.2 miles), which hosts an eclectic mix of bookshops, cafés and restaurants.
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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Double reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 further double bedrooms, family bathroom, utility room, guest cloakroom, gym, roof terrace, private rear courtyard. EPC=B.
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HAMILTON TERRACE ST JOHNâ€™S WOOD NW8 A GRAND DETACHED MODERN FAMILY HOME This renovated five bedroom property is set over five floors and comprises some 5,321 sqft of family living space. The house has high ceilings and detailed period features such as ornate fireplaces, wooden flooring and cornicing. This house is perfect for entertaining. Accommodation: Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, 3 bedrooms with ensuite shower room, bedroom 6/dressing room, study, 2 guest cloakrooms, media/games room. Amenities: Gym, large family garden, 5,321 sqft.
£12,500 / Week
No tenant fees
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Luxury three double bedroom, two bathroom apartment situated in this contemporary and secure 24 hour Triton Square portered building. The property, which offers 102 sq m of living accommodation, comprises a bright and spacious reception diner with stylish tiled flooring opening onto a spacious private terrace with breathtaking views over the London skyline.
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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A unique and brand new 2 bedroom garden apartment (approx. 614 sq.ft. / 57 sq.m.) in this popular purpose built block, located in the heart of St John’s Wood moments from the High Street, Underground Station (Jubilee line) and Regent’s Park. The flat has been refurbished to a superb standard and benefits from its own garden and direct access to beautiful communal gardens. Reception Room with modern open plan Kitchen opening onto private Garden Communal Gardens ■ EPC D
Wood flooring throughout
£495 per week
SOUTH HAMPSTEAD, NW6 A newly painted and carpeted 5 bedroom townhouse (approx. 1,790 sq.ft. / 166.3 sq.m.) arranged over 3 floors, situated in this quiet cul-de-sac within a few minutes’ walk of the shopping and transport facilities of Finchley Road and Swiss Cottage. The property is also within walking distance of The American School in St John’s Wood. Reception Room ■ Eat-in Kitchen opening onto paved Patio Garden Patio Garden ■ EPC C
2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite)
Off Street Parking
£1,400 per week
105 ST. JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, LONDON NW8 6PL
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Marylebone Street, Marylebone Village W1 A delightful flat which has been beautifully refurbished to a high standard. Living room, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, guest cloakroom, direct access to communal gardens, daytime porter, lift. £675 per week
Wilton Crescent, Belgravia SW1 A stunning maisonette in this exclusive crescent. Living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, guest cloakroom, direct lift access. £1,650 per week
Ellerton House, Bryanston Square W1 A unique and rarely available superb duplex flat in a prestigious purpose built block. 28 ft Long reception/dining room, eat in kitchen, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further double bedrooms, family bathroom, guest cloakroom. £3,750,000 Subject to Contract
Hyde Park Square, Connaught Village W2 A bright and spacious apartment in this lovely white stucco fronted building. Living/dining room, kitchen, two large double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, shower room, private patio, access to communal gardens, porter. £1,250,000 Subject to Contract
Gloucester Place, Marylebone W1 A wonderfully spacious newly refurbished flat in this well maintained converted period house. Living/ dining room/open plan kitchen, master bedroom with en suite bathroom (with separate shower), 2 further bedrooms, shower room, utility room, paved patio area. £1,300 per week
Beverston Mews, Marylebone W1 A rare opportunity to rent this newly refurbished mews home in a quiet, secure, gated mews. Living room, open plan kitchen/family dining room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2nd double bedroom with en suite shower room, off street parking for one car, private gated mews. £1,300 per week
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